Frances Davis – United States Probation & Parole Officer (Ret.) & Professional Trainer

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Frances Davis is a recently retired Senior United States Probation and Parole Officer for the Western District of Washington State.  As a distinguished federal agent, she also served in the following United States Probation Office support positions:

  • Drug & Alcohol Treatment Specialist
  • University Intern Program Coordinator
  • Search Team Member
  • Moral Reconation Therapy Lead
  • Guardian ad Litem
  • Bureau of Prisons Residential Reentry Liaison
  • College & University Guest Lecturer
  • Career Fair Representative

During a career that spanned three decades, Fran supervised over 1700 federal probationers and parolees. Her caseload included offenders ranging from international drug traffickers to felony and misdemeanor offenders arrested on U.S. military installations. Fran is highly experienced in both community and institutional corrections, having served as both a federal and state corrections officer.

Frances Davis began her career as one of the first female corrections officers supervising inmates at Washington State’s McNeil Island Prison. She then worked as an Inmate Transport Officer for the City of Kent (WA) Correctional Facility. From Kent, Fran transitioned to the King County District Court where she served as a Probation Counselor. While working at King County, she was recruited by the United States Probation Office for the Western District of Washington where she served as a federal officer for 25 years.

Fran is the recipient of the 1998 federal probation “Officer of the Year” award for the Western Region of the United States.  She received this award in recognition of her contributions to effective officer supervision strategies and techniques. Fran was also recognized in 2002 as “Pierce County Volunteer of the Year” for her service as chairperson of the Pierce County Chemical Dependency Board of Directors.

Finally, Fran’s community service also includes work as an adjunct criminal justice professor at Centralia College where she taught criminal justice courses for many years. She also provided invaluable guidance to the Centralia College Criminal Justice Advisory Committee, and was instrumental in developing curriculum for this nationally recognized “Top 10” degree program as rated by

Fran earned a Bachelor’s degree in Law and Justice from Central Washington University, and currently resides in Tacoma, Washington.  She is available for expert casework, professional training, and consulting anywhere in the United States.

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